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Willow Creek Community Church Weekend Podcast

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The Mission of Willow Creek Community Church is to turn irreligious people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.The Vision of Willow Creek Community Church is to be a biblically functional community of believers so Christ’s redemptive purposes can be accomplished in the world.

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The Mission of Willow Creek Community Church is to turn irreligious people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.The Vision of Willow Creek Community Church is to be a biblically functional community of believers so Christ’s redemptive purposes can be accomplished in the world.

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181 Ratings
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150
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3

Inspiring

By Tall Girl 19 - May 31 2018
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The “episodes” are easy to listen to and follow.

Amazing!!!

By Do not buy it... - Sep 21 2011
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God's word explained in such way that will impact your life directly. Highly recommend it!

iTunes Ratings

181 Ratings
Average Ratings
150
14
8
6
3

Inspiring

By Tall Girl 19 - May 31 2018
Read more
The “episodes” are easy to listen to and follow.

Amazing!!!

By Do not buy it... - Sep 21 2011
Read more
God's word explained in such way that will impact your life directly. Highly recommend it!
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Willow Creek Community Church Weekend Podcast

Latest release on Jul 27, 2020

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The Mission of Willow Creek Community Church is to turn irreligious people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.The Vision of Willow Creek Community Church is to be a biblically functional community of believers so Christ’s redemptive purposes can be accomplished in the world.

Rank #1: Journey Through Philippians - Peace in a Place of Anxiety

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November 9 & 10 - Megan Marshman

Anxiety is something we all face, and Paul was not immune to it (Philippians 2:28). What Paul teaches us, however, is that peace is possible when we face trying times. It begins with recognizing God as the source of peace, turning to Him with our requests, and not forgetting to thank Him for what He has already done.

Nov 11 2019

35mins

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Rank #2: We Are Here - Welcome to the Party

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Week 1: Welcome To The Party // Eugene Cho, August 3/4

What if the Church were where the hungry came to be filled and where you received the best meal you’d ever eaten? What if the Church were like a potluck where everyone brought his or her best dish to the table?

Aug 05 2019

40mins

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Rank #3: Summer at Willow - A Great Gardener

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A Great Gardener Megan Marshman | June 29 & 30

As the summer heats up, the fruit begins to grow; that’s what plants are made to do, right? But compare apples to apples and you’ll often find a big difference. Great fruit is the product of a great garden. A great garden is most often made by a great gardener. John 15 reminds us that the same is true for the fruit we hope to produce in our own lives.

Jun 30 2019

35mins

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Rank #4: Christmas at Willow - Worth the Wait

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Throughout the sweep of the Old Testament, a consistent theme rings out. Whether through temple or tabernacle, in the best and the worst, God longs to be with his people. For generations, God promised to be with them, but the world had to wait for the full fruition of that promise. Finally, in the surprise and miracle of Matthew chapter 1, we see the great lengths to which God went to make the waiting worth it.

Dec 02 2019

44mins

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Rank #5: Journey Through Mark - Come On Now

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To go, we have to leave. To take something up, we have to lay something down. If we follow, we can’t lead. The call of Jesus is courageous and uncompromising: to be a part of the world reshaping work of Jesus, we will need to leave our old world behind. Pastors Steve Gillen and Ray Johnston teach on the book of Mark.

Mar 16 2020

35mins

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Rank #6: All The Things - All The Fears - Psalm 23

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PSALM 23: ALL THE FEARS January 4/5 - Albert Tate What about when I’m afraid? Psalm 23 is among the most comforting and beloved of the psalms. But it’s written for real life. It’s written to remind the weary and the wary that no matter the path ahead, the darkness around, or the enemy nearby, even in our worst fears, God is near.

Jan 06 2020

32mins

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Rank #7: Summer at Willow - Four Little Words

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Four Little Words Steve Gillen | June 22 & 22

Four words... four little words with profound meaning tell the story of who God is, who we are, and what is possible. Those words are: love, sin, justice, and rescue. Love is who God is. Sin is the mess we’ve made. Justice is what’s necessary. And rescue is what God offers. But beyond those four words, God has given us two ways—communion and baptism—that help us

remember and celebrate the sacrifice and promise of what God has done.

Jun 24 2019

31mins

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Rank #8: All the Things - Why the Psalms

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ALL THE THINGS

December 28/29 - Eugene Cho

The Psalms have it all. They reflect the full gamut of human experience and emotion, harboring no-holds-barred doubts, fears, and frustrations alongside sincere worship and praise. The Psalms also hint at the fullness of God, his character, his power, and his willingness to welcome all we are to all he is. Let’s begin a journey into sacred space.

Dec 30 2019

40mins

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Rank #9: All The Things - The Most Encouraging Message You've Never Heard

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Feb 17 2020

45mins

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Rank #10: Summer at Willow - Resurrection Power

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Jul 29 2019

42mins

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Rank #11: Journey Through Philippians - Content in All Circumstances

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Content in All Circumstances (Philippians 4:10-14) November 16 & 17 - Albert Tate

Despite the overwhelming blessings most of us enjoy living in Chicagoland (when compared with the rest of the world), it's quite common for us to feel discontent, especially when we compare our situations with others. What Paul teaches, and also models, is that joy and contentment are possible even in the most difficult circumstances.

Nov 18 2019

36mins

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Rank #12: Journey Through Philippians - Whatever Happens

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Journey Through Philippians - Week 1

Oct 21 2019

39mins

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Rank #13: Journey Through Philippians-Make My Joy Complete-Steve Gillen

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Of all people, Paul should not be joyful. He’s been called to hard ministry. He’s imprisoned. He’s potentially looking at a death sentence. And yet a sense of joy permeates the book. How can we live with the mind of Christ and practice joy in all circumstances?

Oct 28 2019

38mins

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Rank #14: Journey_Through_Philippians-The_Worth_of_Knowing_Christ-Steve_Gillen

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Paul had quite a number of personal attributes in which he could place his confidence. But what he

discovered after he became a Christian was that everything he previously clung to was like human waste

compared to the value of knowing Christ. Nothing compares to having a relationship with Him, so Paul

pressed on every day to get to know Him better.

Nov 03 2019

34mins

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Rank #15: Summer at Willow - Let Them Come

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Let Them Come Steve Gillen | July 13 & 14

Pushed the fringes, kept out of sight, sent to the back of the line. That’s how Jesus’ followers treated the children when they came to see Jesus. After all, Jesus was too busy, too important, too distracted to make time for the little ones. But Jesus said, “Let them come.” He welcomed them, he listened to them, he looked them in the eyes, and there he saw the glimmer of the

kingdom he’d come to bring.

Jul 15 2019

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Rank #16: We Are Here - Pray More

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6 PRAY: More // Albert Tate, September 7/8

When Paul writes to the Ephesians, he doesn’t just tell them, “I’ll pray for you.” He prays for them! And his prayer pushes past their circumstances to the very heart of life in Christ.

Sep 09 2019

41mins

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Rank #17: All The Things - All The Guilt

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PSALM 51: ALL THE GUILT

January 11/12 - Megan Marshman

What about this thing in my past? None of us can escape the stain of sin, and most of us are helpless to avoid the spiral of shame. That shame makes us hide from each other and from God. But Psalm 51 shows us that the way out of the cycle of sin and shame is to go through. To come out of hiding we need to go through confession and repentance.

Jan 13 2020

44mins

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Rank #18: Journey Through Mark - Jesus At His Best

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Most of us believe in the idea of second chances... in theory. But when it comes to giving second chances to others or receiving them ourselves so many things can get in the way. Pride, fear, failure, and unforgiveness can hold us back. What can we learn from Jesus about offering second chances? And what can we learn from those who were willing to take him up on the offer?

Mar 23 2020

21mins

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Rank #19: We Are Here - Worship Begins Here

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4 WORSHIP: Worship Begins Here // Megan Marshman, August 25/26

When we roll into church on Sunday it’s easy to think it’s just another service, forgetting that we’re together to worship a holy God. But what is worship? And why do we gather and sing together?

Aug 29 2019

47mins

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Rank #20: Journey Through Mark - Lifesaving Measures

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Jesus made himself comfortable with the ones who made most people very uncomfortable. Jesus saw that all of us are like the sick and dying, and like a doctor with the cure, he rushed into the middle of the pandemic. Who doesn’t measure up to our standards? Who have we deemed beyond help? Who would we prefer to cordon off from our lives?

Mar 30 2020

26mins

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Summer At The Lake - Walking on Water

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Sometimes Jesus calms the storms. But sometimes Jesus walks on the choppy waters with us. The question is: are we asking for big enough things? Are we asking for things that move us closer to Jesus?

Jul 27 2020

29mins

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Summer at the Lake - Jesus Calms the Storm

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Love being waterside in the summer? Jesus did too. This week we’re continuing “Summer at the Lake.” Megan Marshman takes us through a time when twelve men who had left everything to follow Jesus find themselves in peril on the water. Meanwhile, Jesus is...taking a nap? What do you do when life happens and it seems like God is off-the-clock.

Jul 21 2020

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Summer at the Lake - Salt and Light

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Summer means fun in the sun and lots of water play. Jesus had a thing for water too. Throughout this series we’re diving into some of Jesus’ most profound moments in and near water. Albert Tate takes a look at Jesus’ most famous sermon to challenge us that what we perceive as ordinary will actually change the world.

Jul 21 2020

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Get Out Of Your Mind - I Am Alone

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Covid is not the only pandemic. In a culture that lives at a breakneck pace during healthy seasons, tens of millions of people suffer from anxiety, depression, and more. Suicide rates are on the rise. During a global health crisis, more and more people feel a sense of fear, hopelessness, and wondering if there’s a way out of the prisons of their own minds. This series endeavors to address the all-too-real mental health issues that so many people face by using the story of Elijah to highlight real and lasting hope that God offers in spite of circumstances.

Jul 06 2020

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Get Out Of Your Mind - I Can't Slow Down

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Covid is not the only pandemic. In a culture that lives at a breakneck pace during healthy seasons, tens of millions of people suffer from anxiety, depression, and more. Suicide rates are on the rise. During a global health crisis, more and more people feel a sense of fear, hopelessness, and wondering if there’s a way out of the prisons of their own minds. This series endeavors to address the all-too-real mental health issues that so many people face by using the story of Elijah to highlight real and lasting hope that God offers in spite of circumstances.

Jul 06 2020

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Get Out of Your Mind - My Life is Worthless

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What defines your worth? We spend a lot of our lives trying to do enough to feel like we measure up, meanwhile many of us struggle to wonder if we will ever feel worthy of love, affection, or respect. This week we're going to take a look at what God has to say about our worth. Pastor Albert Tate teaches.

Jun 24 2020

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Get Out of Your Mind - There's No Way Out

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I Kings 19:3, “Elijah was afraid and fled for his life. He went to Beersheba, a town in Judah, and he left his servant there. Then he went on alone into the wilderness, traveling all day. He sat down under a solitary broom tree.” Vs. 15, “Go back the same way you came and travel to the wilderness. When you arrive there, anoint Heazael to be king of Aram.” We think that there is no way out of the situation so we run from reality. We try to get as far away from reality as possible. Elijah’s reality is so distorted at this point. emphasize in this message how God meets his physical needs and then actually tells him to go back the way he came. The way back is the way out. There is a way, but it’s not easy, and a lot of the time it’s hard work. Part of the lie that is connected to this is that it will always be this way. I can’t change. My situation will not get better. I will always be depressed. I will always be sad. I will always have anxiety.

Jun 24 2020

23mins

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So What's Next?

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In a world experiencing crisis and rapid change, everyone is navigating new waters. Here at Willow, we are welcoming our new Senior Pastor, Dave Dummitt, and everyone is asking, "So, what's next?" This week Dave opens up in Matthew 3 and 4 to take a look at how Jesus began his public ministry and how that ought to shape the way we navigate through significant change.

Jun 08 2020

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Standing Strong in a Forgetful World

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It’s easy for any of us to forget what’s brought us through hard times and what will carry us into brighter ones. In Deuteronomy 8, as God’s people prepared to step into the Promised Land, Moses reminded them to look to who God had been. The one who freed them, defended them, fed them, mended them, and led them, is the one who would continue to be with them. Will we remember that our God is faithful in the wilderness and beyond?

Jun 08 2020

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Standing Strong in an Isolated World

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Social distancing has quickly entered the common vernacular. But how quickly does social distancing devolve into social isolation? Some of us are further than we’ve ever been, and others of us are closer than ever. But are any of us together? How can we can lean on and learn from one another, each helping the other to stand strong?

Jun 08 2020

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Standing Strong In a Weary World

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We all left normal behind months ago, and as we look toward finding a new normal—one full of new challenges and real hope—we can feel weary with the weight of all that we’ve endured. Even when we know the power of the resurrection.... Even when we know the truth… it can be a hardship to live in the in-between, that place between where we were and where we will be. As we look at John 21, we’ll ask: How do we find what it takes to persevere?

Jun 08 2020

26mins

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Standing Strong in an Uncertain World

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We often wonder where strength comes from in times like these, and it can be easy to turn toward external options. But the strongest among us—and especially some of the moms we know—seem to possess a deep-down kind of strength. God longs to strengthen us in our “inner being,” gracing us with an unshakeable faith. But what is faith, exactly? Is it a wish? A belief? This Mother’s day, let’s explore a deeper understanding of what it means to have faith..

May 11 2020

25mins

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Standing Strong In a Confused World

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Most of the things in which we trusted are crumbling at the foundations. Perhaps the cracks had already begun to show, but this crisis has fully (and quickly) revealed just how fragile they were all along. Is there something greater in which we can trust? As the headlines shout facts that threaten to overwhelm us, is there a Truth that can stand even stronger?

May 03 2020

26mins

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Standing Strong In a Worried World

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When it feels like the whole world is changing, God suggests that one of the ways in which we might cope is by making some changes of our own. God invites us to have our minds changed, renewed, and transformed, reshaping our worry and anxiety into worship and gratitude. 

May 03 2020

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Standing Strong In a Shaken World

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April 18 & 19  | Ray Johnston

Throughout the pages of the Bible, calamities strike, desperation is on display, and empires rise and fall. But God has not changed, an unshakeable presence even when all of history has been in tumult. Even in troubled times we can let God love us, change us, and use us.

Apr 20 2020

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Easter at Willow - 2020

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Apr 20 2020

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Journey Through Mark - Not What You Think

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The invitation to follow Jesus is not filled with comfortable or predictable answers. In fact, even Jesus' disciples were struck with how sobering the reality of following Him was. In what ways have we made following Jesus about ourselves and our comforts? Where do we need to sacrifice? In what areas of our lives can we begin walking in courage and faith instead of timidity and fear as we follow Him? Pastor Albert Tate teaches from the book of Mark.

Apr 06 2020

28mins

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Journey Through Mark - Lifesaving Measures

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Jesus made himself comfortable with the ones who made most people very uncomfortable. Jesus saw that all of us are like the sick and dying, and like a doctor with the cure, he rushed into the middle of the pandemic. Who doesn’t measure up to our standards? Who have we deemed beyond help? Who would we prefer to cordon off from our lives?

Mar 30 2020

26mins

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Journey Through Mark - Jesus At His Best

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Most of us believe in the idea of second chances... in theory. But when it comes to giving second chances to others or receiving them ourselves so many things can get in the way. Pride, fear, failure, and unforgiveness can hold us back. What can we learn from Jesus about offering second chances? And what can we learn from those who were willing to take him up on the offer?

Mar 23 2020

21mins

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Journey Through Mark - Come On Now

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To go, we have to leave. To take something up, we have to lay something down. If we follow, we can’t lead. The call of Jesus is courageous and uncompromising: to be a part of the world reshaping work of Jesus, we will need to leave our old world behind. Pastors Steve Gillen and Ray Johnston teach on the book of Mark.

Mar 16 2020

35mins

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iTunes Ratings

181 Ratings
Average Ratings
150
14
8
6
3

Inspiring

By Tall Girl 19 - May 31 2018
Read more
The “episodes” are easy to listen to and follow.

Amazing!!!

By Do not buy it... - Sep 21 2011
Read more
God's word explained in such way that will impact your life directly. Highly recommend it!